gauze definition

  • noun:
    • A thin, transparent material with a loose open-weave, utilized for curtains and clothes.
    • A thin, loosely woven surgical dressing, often manufactured from cotton.
    • A thin plastic or steel woven mesh.
    • A mist or haze.
    • A thin fabric with a loose, open weave.
    • an equivalent bleached cotton material used as a surgical dressing.
    • A thin woven material or plastic mesh.
    • Wire gauze, utilized as fence.
    • Mist or haze
    • a rather slim, minor, clear stuff, generally speaking of silk; also, any material resembling silk gauze
    • a rather slim, small, clear things made of silk, silk and cotton fiber, or silk and hemp or linen.
    • Any slight available material resembling this fabric: as, cable gauze.
    • In surgery, cheese-cloth, impregnated with antiseptic product (such as borie acid, corrosive sublimate, or iodoform), or just sterilized, employed in dressing injuries.
    • a net of transparent textile with a loose open weave
    • (medicine) bleached cotton fiber cloth of plain weave employed for bandages and dressings
  • verb:
    • to utilize a dressing of gauze
    • To mist
  • adjective:
    • getting the characteristics of gauze; thin; light.
  • others:
    • Of or like gauze; gauzy.

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